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Earthquake Preparedness: What's In Your Kit?

OPB | May 19, 2015

OPB challenged four Oregon families to live off their earthquake preparedness kits for a weekend. We'll find out how the experiment went.

What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 06, 2015

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | May 01, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Department of Corrections Cutting Parenting Program For Incarcerated Mothers

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Hales And Novick Reveal Street Fee Update

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with Portland transportation commissioner Steve Novick about the latest proposal to fund maintenance and repairs to the city's streets.

Lessons For Portland From The Christchurch Earthquake

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.

Seismic Retrofitting For Oregon Buildings

OPB | Oct. 06, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.

Pressure Mounts For Oregon To Use "Qualified" Interpreters For Deaf Inmates

OPB | Sept. 22, 2014

MONDAY: National advocacy groups for the deaf and hard of hearing are urging the Oregon Department of Corrections to stop using fellow inmates as interpreters.

Napa Valley Rocked By 6.1 Earthquake

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014

MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.

Dam Settlement Addresses Oil And Other Pollutants

OPB | Aug. 06, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit brought by Columbia Riverkeeper involving oil and other pollutants from dams. The emissions will now fall under the Clean Water Act.

What Are The Legal Hurdles For The EPA's New Carbon Regulations?

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?

Oregon Presents New Plan To Evaluate Teachers

OPB | May 01, 2014

THURSDAY: After being granted extra time to meet federal standards, a group of Oregon education professionals has drafted a new plan for how teachers are held accountable.

Measure To Create Water And Sewer Board Makes The Ballot

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland voters will decide in May whether or not to transfer power from city water and sewer bureaus to an independent board.

Audit Finds Problems In Office Of Emergency Management

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.

Proposed Law Seeks To Ban "Murderabilia"

OPB | Feb. 04, 2014

TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.

Some Of America's Worst Charities Are Fundraising In Oregon

OPB | Dec. 12, 2013

THURSDAY: Some of the 50 worst charities in America raise funds from Oregonians. Oregon has a new law that encourages residents to avoid these kinds of charities.

Wood Stoves Pose Threat To Public Health

OPB | Oct. 15, 2013

Oregon and six other states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has not adequately limited pollution from wood stoves.

Amanda Marshall's Agenda As U.S. Attorney

OPB | July 19, 2013

We'll hear what issues U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall is tackling as Oregon's chief federal prosecutor.

Federal Lawsuit Claims Oregon Violates Americans With Disabilities Act

OPB | April 03, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a class action lawsuit filed by disability advocacy groups against the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Environmental Update

OPB | March 25, 2013

We check in with Earthfix's Amelia Templeton about Supreme Court's ruling on northwest logging roads and a draft bill that would restore tribal lands in western Oregon.